Harry Styles has postponed his upcoming series of live shows titled “Love On Tour” for one year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The former One Direction superstar was scheduled to begin a series of concerts in and around Europe. These included stops in Italy, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Poland, Norway, Sweden, Germany, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Russia, and the United Kingdom.
The European leg of shows was to run February through March of this year. The announcement of rescheduled dates was posted to the singer’s Instagram page on March 25 and stated the shows would be pushed to 2021.
In the caption of the update, Harry stated that although one of his great joys is performing live, he understands the danger of the worldwide health crisis, and the safety of people is paramount. He is concerned for the health and well-being of everyone involved in the tour, including all those who work diligently behind-the-scenes to make the magic happen each night when the lights go down and the former teen idol takes the stage.
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Anyone who knows me, knows that performing has always been my favorite part of working in music. However, during times like these, the safety and protection of touring crew, fans, and everyone else around the world is an immediate priority. For obvious reasons, the upcoming tour in the UK and Europe will be rescheduled to 2021. Tickets already purchased will be valid for these shows. In the meantime, we will be closely monitoring the situation around the world and will continue updating you in the months to come. For the safety of yourself and others, please self-isolate. We’re all in this together. I can’t wait to see you out on the road as soon as it’s safe to do so. Until then, treat people with kindness. H
Postponing the dates allows fans to truly appreciate the shows the way they were meant to be enjoyed — alongside others, singing and dancing the night away.
Harry also asked his fans to take care of themselves by way of self-isolating in order to stop the spread of the disease. He then told his followers to “treat people with kindness.”
There has been no official word of the status of his summer shows, which are scheduled to begin in July in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and end in October in Mexico City, Mexico. These concerts will be supported by singers Jenny Lewis and Koffee.
Harry’s post has been liked 1,258,525 times and counting in just nine hours since it was shared. Styles has 26.7 million followers on Instagram.
Fans of the singer and songwriter, who debuted his latest album, Fine Line, in December 2019 and capped off the release with a hosting and performing gig on Saturday Night Live, are disappointed. However, they also understand that by rescheduling the shows instead of canceling, Harry is giving them a chance to really enjoy themselves at that later date.
Harry’s sister Gemma commented on her brother’s post.
“Proud of you and everyone who’s made the rescheduling happen,” she wrote.
“Can’t wait for 2021! May everyone stay safe and be with the ones that they love,” said a fan.
“I hope the U.S. tour can continue and the virus is done and gone by then…” said another Instagram user.
“I think United States rescheduling is probably next,” responded a third supporter.